Mini Zipline

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Suggested materials

  • Smooth string, thread, or dental floss about 4 foot long
  • A small container like a paper cup or small box
  • Pencils, straws, or wooden skewers
  • Paper clips, ornament hooks, ribbon
  • Small ball or something to place in your carrier
  • Tape
  • Scissors or hole punch

Instructions

  • Attach one end of your string to something stable like a railing, chair, window, or wall. Attach the other end of the string at least two feet lower to another stable location across the room.
  • Use your small container and pencil to create a carrier big enough to hold an action figure or other object.
  • Use your paper clip to hang the carrier, with your object inside, to the higher side of the sting. Let go and watch your carrier glide!
  • Make changes to your design if it does not work and try again. Try a different type of string or add pennies to make your carrier heavier.

Submit a video of your zipline.

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Age: 2 - 24

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Description:

100 Level - No experience necessary

Suggested materials

  • Smooth string, thread, or dental floss about 4 foot long
  • A small container like a paper cup or small box
  • Pencils, straws, or wooden skewers
  • Paper clips, ornament hooks, ribbon
  • Small ball or something to place in your carrier
  • Tape
  • Scissors or hole punch

Instructions

  • Attach one end of your string to something stable like a railing, chair, window, or wall. Attach the other end of the string at least two feet lower to another stable location across the room.
  • Use your small container and pencil to create a carrier big enough to hold an action figure or other object.
  • Use your paper clip to hang the carrier, with your object inside, to the higher side of the sting. Let go and watch your carrier glide!
  • Make changes to your design if it does not work and try again. Try a different type of string or add pennies to make your carrier heavier.

Submit a video of your zipline.


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